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Hello all. here. Comp-Sci scholar, gamedev and digital art tinkerer, longtime writer in science fiction and fantasy.
Favorite authors I can think of at the moment include Brian Lumley, Neal Asher, and Jane Yolen.

Might not be super active, as campus network does not seem to like Mastodon clients

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i would love it if we could transition away from calling a certain genre of horror, "Lovecraftian," and towards calling it "Eldritch." Lovecraft was not the strongest author among his contemporaries in the genre, and he was a bad person as well. I'd prefer it if the style didn't carry his namesake

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Reminder that modern consoles run on the same hardware as PCs. That means the same app or game can run on almost every piece of modern hardware with the same assembly language code. (Or at least two different versions of it: x86_64 and ARM64, maybe an ARMv7 version too.)

There is no reason something made exclusively for XBox couldn't also run on PS4 or PC. Same for a PC game running on XBox/PS4. It's all limitations on the OS designed to prevent things from working without *their* OS software.

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roko's basilisk is the theory that a singularity-level AI will one day systematically wedgie all of you meatclowns that don't click fave when boosting a bot post.

10 Vigilant Gaze Purges The Horizon!
I'm so freaking happy with the new page of .

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a favourite k6bd moment: maya cutting a bullet in two with her forehead

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job hunting ad. boost+ 

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That warm fuzzy feeling when someone is nice about your favourite OC. :blobuwu:

I may have have caught the conlang bug off an article series from zompist.net. Grammars have been agglutinating in the back of my head all day.

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I should have stayed home with the capacity to follow basic orders.

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there are so many gifs and videos of rabbits eating raspberries and looking like they've just done some extreme murder, it is wonderful

Boredom, RPGs 

I thought this instance had shutdown when I came back from this hiatus of mine, and joined up on another instance. It's striking how different the feed was over there.

In other news, I'm back.

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Alright, fuck it let's do this. If you got a patreon, ko-fi, liberapay or whatever, reply with it and I will boost. Cannot promise donations, but I will use what reach I have to help if I can. Let's actually build that support network I was talking about earlier.

I encourage others to boost this status and all the posts that end up beneath it to get as wide a spread as possible.

Not sure if this will even work, but I feel like I should at least try.

@janellecshane
Hey, I encountered this and thought you might get a kick out of it.
The guy not only ran every texture in game through DeepDream against a random image, but also shuffled every sound file, and music file.
it's trippy
youtu.be/JmTQdmkS8Xo

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I wrote an article for the Mozilla Hacks blog that's a brief technical introduction to ActivityPub. I also provide an intro to my simple #ActivityPub Node.js server.

hacks.mozilla.org/2018/11/dece

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RT @stuartdraws@twitter.com: I am no longer permitting anyone to use the logo if they publish material that is harassing or hateful towards women, LGBT+ or ethnic/religious minorities. The old school community is for everyone. More info here: plus.google.com/+StuartRoberts

🐦🔗: twitter.com/stuartdraws/status

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Cyberpunk + High Fantasy = Sirens whistling into the telephone receiver at the right frequency to get free long distance

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Medusa found an 0day and is writing malware to turn your machine into a brick.

The Sphinx is sending riddles with her Xerox. If you get them wrong, she drowns you in black faxes.

A cyclops is port scanning a local area network during their day job as a pentester.

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